Dr. Caroline Norman PhD, MA

About Dr. Caroline Norman, PhD, MA

Dr. Caroline Norman, PhD, MA, is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience. She has worked within the NHS as a psychotherapist and addictions counsellor, as well as in the private sector as a clinical lead in a workplace counselling setting. With approximately eight years of experience in remote counselling, Dr. Norman has worked with a diverse range of clients. Dr. Norman holds a PhD in sociology in the education sector, a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a certificate in counselling supervision, and a diploma in therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy. She integrates aspects of psychodynamic, person-centred, and CBT approaches in her work with clients, tailoring her approach to best support each individual. With extensive experience in dealing with issues such as family problems, childhood issues, grief and loss, relationship issues, self-esteem, addictions, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, work-related problems, and stress, Dr. Norman looks forward to supporting clients in their therapy journey. Dr. Norman's credentials include a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from BACP, a CBT Diploma from CPCAB, and a Certificate in Counselling Supervision from CPCAB. She earned her PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths College in 2015 and her Postgraduate Diploma in CBT from Goldsmiths College in 2019. Additionally, Dr. Norman is a BACP Senior Accredited Member, a certificate she obtained in 2020.

Maintaining New Year’s Resolutions 101

By |2023-02-02T16:42:47+02:00February 2nd, 2023|Categories: Adults, CBT, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Personal development, Stress, Wellness|

New Year's Resolutions 101 Promises of a fresh start come with every New Year that passes. It’s this sense of being able to turn over a new leaf that leads to many people to make New Year resolutions, where they resolve to change something for the year ahead. Common New Year resolutions include weight [...]

A Holiday Season Guide for the Socially Anxious

By |2022-12-30T18:24:31+02:00December 30th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, Anxiety, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Panic attack, Personal development, Social Anxiety, Stress, Treatment, Wellness|

What is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety is more than nervousness around people. Most people feel a bit anxious in some social situations, such as at a job interview or on a first date. However, social anxiety is a diagnosable condition.  It is characterised by someone feeling an overwhelming fear of social situations or interacting [...]

Positive Strategies for Dealing with Family Drama During the Holiday Season

By |2022-12-19T22:29:39+02:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, Anxiety, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Kids, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships, Social Anxiety, Stress, Wellness|

Dealing with Family Drama During the Holidays The holiday season often conjures up images of fun, good food, parties, gifts and quality time with people we’re close to. Maybe we think about sitting around a log fire sharing good conversations, jokes and anecdotes with those we love. But what happens if our family is [...]

The Benefits of Gratitude for Mental Health

By |2022-12-13T18:55:23+02:00December 13th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|

What is Gratitude? Gratitude is generally taken to mean being thankful, appreciative and showing kindness. It’s a positive, warm and generous emotion that has both mental and physical health benefits. Practising gratitude can mean different things to different people so there’s no singular way to be grateful.  However, a gratitude [...]

Spotting Codependency in Romantic Relationships

By |2022-11-22T04:11:13+02:00November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Personal development, Relationships, Treatment|

What is a Codependent Relationship? Healthy relationships are usually fairly equal and are characterized by give and take from both partners.  It's normal to want to make reasonable changes to make our partner happy. However, in a codependent relationship, one person gives too much whilst the other person takes too much.  This behaviour makes [...]

Emotional Regulation Tips For ADHD

By |2022-11-07T17:04:08+02:00November 7th, 2022|Categories: ADHD, Adults, CBT, Mental Health|

ADHD and Emotional Regulation ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) is often thought of as being about having a short attention span and lack of focus. However, another element of ADHD is problems with emotional regulation or the ability to control one’s emotions. Anger and anxiety are common emotions that people with ADHD find it difficult [...]

Healing from Bullying

By |2022-10-20T18:44:01+02:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: Everyday tips, Kids, Mental Health, Personal development, Wellness|

What is bullying? Bullying doesn’t have a legal definition.  One common way of defining bullying is as repeated behaviour intended to hurt someone emotionally or physically. The acronym STOP (several times on purpose) is sometimes used to determine what counts as bullying. Bullying tends to involve the misuse of power, where power doesn’t [...]

Simple Hacks for Better Sleep

By |2022-10-03T19:57:48+02:00October 4th, 2022|Categories: Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Wellness|

No matter how much we want to cram into each day, there’s no getting away from the necessity of sleep. Sleep is as essential to our well-being as diet and exercise are, it might be even more important since when we don’t sleep well we make poor food choices and don’t workout as much. [...]

Unpacking Mom Rage and Tips for Coping

By |2022-10-02T21:05:54+02:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Adults, Everyday tips, Kids, Mental Health, Parenting|

What is mom rage? Picture yourself, exhausted from sleepless nights because your newborn is keeping you up, trying to soothe your baby whilst your toddler repeatedly asks you to play a game with them and also trying to prepare lunch. If you’re familiar with this situation then you may well have felt anger building [...]

Resources and Tips for Suicide Awareness

By |2022-10-02T21:03:02+02:00September 9th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Depression, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Treatment|

What is suicide? Suicide refers to the act of someone taking their own life. Worldwide, roughly one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds. For every suicide there are many more attempted suicides. People experiencing suicidal thoughts can often feel alone and overwhelmed with them but many people think about suicide at some point. [...]

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